our yard has an enormous number of bird species to visit.
The following all nest on or near our country property and are regular visitors to it.
Blue birds, crested flycatchers, mocking birds, blue jays, morning doves, red headed wood peckers, summer tanager, thrasher, thrush, humming birds, chimney sweeps, wrens, sparrows, titmice, chickadees, nuthatch, towhee, indigo bunting, cardinal, slate junco, kingbird, vireo, goldfinch, robins, waxwing, various vireos, many of those hard to identify spring warblers, cow birds, various black birds and crows, waxwing, starlings, purple martins, strike, nighthawk, pileated woodpecker, red bellied wood pecker, various small wood peckers, eastern kingbird, red tail hawk, other non identified hawks
I'm not sure why we have such a wide variety of avian visitors each year, but our property is part of several thousand acres which has almost no development other than a few spotty houses, less than a dozen on our 3 mile stretch of country road. The tracts are mostly wooded, but have enough pasture and transition forest to attract many birds. On our property the habitat varies dramatically from tall canopy to transition, as well as open grassy areas. Much of the land is wooded, but also much is open from having the last of the pines cut before replanting this year. Also swampy areas surround the home site on three sides, at most a quarter mile away but well within our property lines. We are located almost in the middle of what has been the family farm for a few generations and are so fortunate to enjoy this quiet country life and all of the wildlife that it supports.
Eclectic gardening style, drawing from 45 years of interest and experience. Mostly plant in raised beds and containers primarily using intensive gardening techniques.